The complex of the mosque of Paris includes a North African tearoom and restaurant. I visited the lovely inner garden with figues trees and fountains of this teahouse for the first time in the early nineties. Early morning I was almost the only visitor drinking my mint tea in a serene atmosphere. The last time in 2005 I visited the innergarden in the late afternoon. It was very lifely with lots of visitors.
The teahouse and restaurant decorated in North African style are open from 9am till 11.30pm. You can come for a tea or arabian coffee with sweets, for a snack, for lunch or dinner. The menu offers delicious tajines and couscous.
A very nice place to have a lunch or a drink in a very relaxed and colourful environment is the Salon de Thé that belongs to La Mosquée, Paris' biggest mosque near the Jardin des Plantes in arrondissement 5.
In a beautifully decorated inner square you can enjoy a glass of mint tea, several dishes like couscous or try a waterpipe, or shisha. The scenery is very arabic with mosaics, cast-iron lamps, beautiful paintings inside and an audience that is mostly of arabic origins.
The prices are not high in comparison with places further towards the centre and the personnel is very nice. If you are in the neighbourhood, you should definitely come and see this Salon de Thé!
it is attached to the Grand Mosque of Paris which was built by the financial aid of the French Govt. On one corner there is a resto which is decorated on moroccan style, very inviting, But the staff is not friendly and the service is jut okay. The food was rather stingy in its portion even by parisian standards and the prices were higher than normal.
I would recommend to go here for a mint tea 5 euros for two people and enjoy the ambience of outdoors. the indoor resto is crowded and hardly any room to manouevre and is full of tourists with their bags and baggage, so it is lively but not in a natural fashion
Favorite Dish: i had the kebab of lamb with vegetables, but the vegetables turned out to be french fries. I do not eat french fries normally so was a bit dulled by this experience. it was priced 16 euros. the couscous was 19 euros and hardly good quality.
Once again there are better places in paris to eat couscous and lamb and under much friendlier and service oriented places... if you are in the neighbourhood drop in for mint tea
The Mosque in Paris, here you can have a good and affordable lunch or just a cup of mintea with one of the honey pastries.
Come here to have a good mint tea in a beautiful garden. Can also eat a couscous in the restaurant very well decorated with arabic style.
Favorite Dish: couscous, tagine, mint tea.